Thursday, September 29, 2011

National Planning Commission

This is an opportunity for people who want to make a difference to the way the SA government thinks. Some of the links from the letter below probably won't work unless you register, but it gives an idea of what is happening. This is on for another couple of days, I think. Trevor Manuel is someone who has his head screwed on right!

Dear NPC Jammer

The NPC Jam is now well into its second day. Do you have a simple, pragmatic idea that may stimulate thought? Given the current realities of South Africa, it's not surprising that job creation and unemployment are key themes in the Jam. Below you will find three examples of some simple ideas that may spark bigger ones. What are your thoughts regarding these topics? What specific experiences can you share to help stimulate further discussion? Consider joining any of the conversations below or start your own.

Another Day, Another Opportunity: Community pilot program to offer Internet access

Sustainable jobs: Cleaning contracts?

Institutionalising necessary social/community work

To log in, go to:

Finally, please, forward this email to your colleagues, family and friends and encourage them to join the NPC Jam. They can register here:

We look forward to Jamming with you!


Steve Hayes said...

That looks interesting, thanks for posting it.

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Pleasure. I think its closed now, but you can still read the contributions until the end of November.

Steve Hayes said...

Ah, maybe that's why I couldn't see the "reply" button they mentioned.